Saturday, August 28, 2021

SriLankan Airlines’Trichy-Colombo service from Sept 2

Trichy: SriLankan Airlines will resume its services between Colombo and Trichy, which had been suspended for more than 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, from September 2. The airline said it will operate a weekly service on Thursdays. It had been operating 14 flights a week before suspending operations in the last week of March 2020.

According to airline sources, flight UL 131/132 would arrive in Trichy at 10 am and leave at 11 am every Thursday. In a statement to its trade partners, the airlines stated that it has resumed acceptance of passengers travelling on tourist visa from India. The protocol with guidelines of Covid-19 with a change in the approval process and quarantine measures for those travelling on tourist visa has been circulated and it should be strictly followed by the partners.

Accordingly, a negative RT-PCR test done within 72 hours of travel is mandatory for travellers age above 2 years who must also undergo a PCR test upon arrival at the destination. Though all international airlines suspended their service to Trichy amid pandemic, travel agents said this situation has created an opportunity for Trichy to handle several flights from various foreign destinations that had not yet started services.

28/08/21 Times of India

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